The need to control emissions and maintain fuel economy is driving the use of advanced turbocharging technology in both diesel and gasoline engines. As the use of diesel engines in passenger car gasoline and diesel engines increases, a greater focus on advanced turbocharging technology is emerging in an effort to reap the benefits obtained from turbocharging and engine downsizing.
This seminar covers the basic concepts of turbocharging of gasoline and diesel engines (light and heavy duty), including turbocharger matching and charge air and EGR cooling, as well as associated controls. The limitations and future possibilities of today's systems will be covered, as well as details on how emerging technologies will impact engine/vehicle performance. The seminar's primary focus is on the turbocharger-engine interface (subjects such as matching, benefits, limitations, and new technologies) rather than detailed turbocharger aerodynamics and design. Advanced technologies such as variable geometry and multi-stage turbocharging, high and low pressure loop EGR systems, assisted turbocharging and turbocompounding are discussed. Students will have the opportunity to perform hands-on exercises to gain an appreciation of parametric effects in a wide range of engines.
**Participants are expected to bring a laptop computer, with Excel, to the seminar for class exercises.
Roy J. Primus is a Senior Principal Engineer in the Thermosciences Discipline at the General Electric Global Research Center. He has been conducting research and development on reciprocating engine combustion, performance and emissions since 1978. Prior to joining GE, Mr. Primus was an Executive Director of Research and Technology at Cummins, Inc. Mr. Primus' areas of expertise include engine combustion, performance, emissions control, thermodynamic system modeling and air handling system design and analysis. He holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He has published over 30 technical papers and holds more than 30 patents on reciprocating engine technology. Mr. Primus is a Fellow of SAE International and an Assistant Adjunct Professor for the University of Wisconsin.
SAE Members: $1432.00 - $1611.00
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.
"Provides a good basic understanding of turbo history and where it is going in the future. Well worthwhile."
Technical Development Specialist
"This seminar met and exceeded my expectations. The material was very relevant and practical, and presented in a very clear and concise manner."
"Top notch course. Roy and Kevin do a great job presenting extensive material that covers everything from stoichiometry equations to current turbo techniques and strategies."
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